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Marsh Lecture

Thanks to the generous gift of Howard R. Marsh, our department is home to the Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism. Each year, the department hires a mid-career journalist or academic who studies journalism to fill this endowed chair. The Marsh Professor teaches two classes based on their expertise and gives a public lecture based on their research and experience in the journalism field.


Thursday, March 21, 2024

2:30 - 4:00 PM

North Quad, Ehrlicher Room (3rd Floor)


An Update on Afghanistan with Professor Jawad Sukhanyar
Two and half years on, since the takeover of the country by the Taliban, so much has changed in Afghanistan, but not for the better. Life has become depressingly difficult, people are deprived of their basic rights such as any sort of governance and social services. With minimal services offered to the citizens in certain areas of the major cities, almost everyone pays a price for something they don’t see themselves part of, yet everyone is taxed indiscriminately. For groups like artists, musicians, women and even journalists life has no meaning any longer. Added to all these is the deafening silence and indifference of the international community.